Tolkien’s War: Mordor Was Born in World War I

Tolkien’s War: Mordor Was Born in World War I

After getting married in 1916, Tolkien was then sent to the Western front in France a few months later, just in time for the Battle of the Somme. Those who have read or watched J.R.R. Tolkien’s epics The Hobbit and The Lord of the Ringsknow that the stories often veer...